Monday, April 24, 2017

Just for fun (lets imagine the most mind blowing trombone quartet)

Ahoy brass and beer lover alike,

  Have you ever played that game of "who would be the best brass section" where you combine your favorite Principal, second, bass trombone and tuba player? ( obvi, this might be different for trumpet and horn). Well it seems someone played this game with trombone quartets and in 2009 the World Trombone Quartet formed to play at a trombone conference in Europe. Members of this group are arguably the most distinguished trombonists in the field today.

The group includes Jorgen Van Rijen, Joeseph Alessi, Stefan Shultz, and Michel Becquet. Each man in his own right holds (or has held) a chair in a world class orchestra, but also teaches at world class institutions and are renowned for the playing abilities.

The title of this post is taken from their new CD "Just for Fun" which I recommend everyone in this room immediately go and check out.

You know how sometimes in sports they have those all star games where the best players that season are picked to compete on these super teams, but sometimes instead of creating an all star team, you end up with a group of talented players, that let their egos get in the way of being a team? Well, these guys are the total opposite. They clearly have nothing but love and respect for each other and hearing them make music as an ensemble really does give us a product that is greater than the parts.

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